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RFID Journal covers RFID health care technologies and applications that allow hospitals to track assets, monitor patients, automate payments and increase profitability.

RFID News Roundup

MEPS Real-Time intros Intelliguard Linked Visibility Inventory System ••• Invengo acquires 10 percent stake in SML ••• Tests show Fujitsu UHF RFID linen tags are suitable for use in MRI systems ••• Vizinex RFID and Brady SmartID release aerospace tags ••• UAB Medicine to adopt Connexient's indoor wayfinding solution ••• NIST seeks comments on lightweight cryptography draft report.

Health Care Case Studies

RFID Helps Secure Dignity for Senior Community Residents

McLoughlin Place uses BriefWise to non-intrusively check the incontinent for wetness.

Health Care Features

RFID and Productivity Growth: Behind the Economic Statistics

Companies using radio frequency identification to automatically track and manage assets are lowering costs, increasing revenue, and improving customer satisfaction and employee morale.

Health Care Editor's Notes

Awards Finalists Highlight the Maturation of RFID

The scope and complexity of many deployments show that RFID can play a role in mission-critical applications.

Health Care Expert Views

Cutting Human Bottlenecks

Before hospitals deploy an RFID solution to improve bed management, they must revise their patient-workflow process.

Health Care Best Practices

The Big Picture

Companies large and small must take a strategic approach to deploying RFID enterprisewide, so the technology can solve their current problems and sup­port their long-term goals.

Health Care How To Articles

How to Conduct a Successful Proof-of-Concept

This important test will help you determine how best to use RFID to solve your problems.

Health Care Videos

Health Care White Papers

  • Straumann USA Adopts Rain RFID Storage for Dental Inventory
    Published October 2016
    Straumann USA provides solutions for implant dentistry and dental tissue regeneration. Terso Solutions explains how it provided the firm with an automated inventory-management system designed to decrease costs, maximize efficiencies, establish unique sales channels, provide real-time inventory visibility, ensure product integrity and enhance the customer experience. (3 pages)
  • Case Study: Theatre Kitting With RFID
    Published October 2016
    Ordering and preparing materials for scheduled and emergency procedures is a key process that takes up a large proportion of hospitals' clinical time. By pioneering the use of RFID technology to centralize and streamline the management of theatre supplies, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (CUH) has freed up time for clinical personnel, optimized stock holding and minimized waste. Harland Simon explains how its RFID Discovery Inventory system tracks items used for operations with passive RFID labels and interfaces with CUH's inventory database, enabling the hospital to accurately record usage for each operation and ensure reliable inventory replenishment. (6 pages)
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